I hate to make general statements, but why is it that the businesses of Jersey always seem a bit shady?!
Joey Gorga is known for his construction business and flipping houses; however, his business has lately gotten some unwanted attention as one of his flips has been labeled a fraud. So what happened?
Joey has been posting ‘before and after’ photos on his Instagram page; however, he was caught red-handed after fans pointed out that one of the ‘before and after’ photos wasn’t of the same house. To make matters worse the woman who owns the ‘after’ house even spoke out to PageSix to confirm Joey’s alleged flip was a fraud!
The owner, Caley Svensson, confirmed that the “before” home is located at a different address and was notified of the issue when friends started tagging her in Joey’s post after recognizing her home in the ‘after’ photo. Speaking to PageSix, Caley states that “It’s clearly our house. I messaged [Gorga] on the post to please remove it, but he never responded. I DMed him, as well, and he never responded either.”
Caley even took to her stories to shade Joey and request that Andy call it out on WWHL:
After it was confirmed that the houses were two completely separate addresses, Joey quickly came to his company’s defense blaming a 21-year-old social media manager for making a mistake. Joey was forced to admit that they were different homes but is adamant that he did have a say in the ‘after’ home stating:
“I helped fund that project. I’m a private lender. I did fund the deal.”
The original post (which is now deleted) had the following caption stating: “Look at this flip worth $1.9m. Took me 6 months to turn this around. Ripped off the roof & added to the second floor. I think I might move in.”
The owner of the ‘after’ home claims the post made no sense as her home was “rebuilt from the ground up. New basement and everything. It was not a ‘flip.’”
Joey was embarrassed about the whole thing agreeing that the ‘after’ home wasn’t a flip, adding: “It was a brand-new house, so it made me look even worse.”
Meanwhile, Bravo Historian on Instagram did some digging and found more stolen photos on Joe’s Instagram. Check out the proof below!
The whole thing seems embarrassing for Joey and his company as I’m sure fans (and homeowners) will be combing through his Instagram to catch any additional potential errors.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Wednesdays on Bravo.
Thoughts on the mistake? Do you believe it was a simple Instagram error?